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Kids have fun at career day

Like most career day events, Bouquet Canyon Elementary School's featured presentations by local professionals.

However, somewhere along the way there was also a fistfight.

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thieves break into autos during prom

Several juniors and seniors stepped off the bus at Valencia High School after a memorable prom night on Saturday evening, only to find that their vehicles were broken into, according to Becky Shoberg, whose son attended the prom and whose truck was vandalized at the school.

Officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station confirmed the report.

July 07, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Babysitter sentenced to 8 years

A 21-year-old woman was sentenced to eight years in state prison on Monday morning, less than two months after she was found guilty of sexually assaulting an 11-month-old girl she was baby-sitting in a Canyon Country home.

San Fernando Superior Court judge Harvey Giss sentenced Amy Sigala to the maximum sentence allowable under state law. In March, a jury found Sigala guilty of two of three charges brought against her in connection with the Aug. 15, 2006, assault. Sigala faced a sentence between three and eight years.

July 07, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's department promotes seat belt use

Between May 12 and June 1, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will push for drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts as part of its "Click it or Ticket" campaign for California's occupant protection laws.

As part of the three-week campaign, deputies will "aggressively enforce" seat belt laws for all vehicle occupants in order to help California achieve "the highest seat belt use rate in the nation."

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cell phone companies debate wireless world

What you cannot hear, see, taste, smell or feel is set aside for today's public hearings at the Department of Regional Planning.

Wireless transmission, specifically, five applications submitted by wireless firms, is on the table for public debate today at the department's regular public meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

July 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Fundraiser for city employee

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bear Grylls: Man versus readers

He's ascended the world's highest peak, sailed across the freezing North Atlantic Ocean in an open boat, and survived in countless extreme situations.

July 07, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


TCU to close June 5

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is scheduled to close by June 5, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

July 07, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sticky-fingered duo hits ice cream shop

The sweet taste of success was short-lived for two Newhall residents who allegedly snatched the tip jar

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Jazz group set to play

Featuring pieces like "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller and "Pink Panther" by Henry Mancini, the award-winning College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble is holding a POPS! Concert on May 16. The band will play popular tunes and big band swing music.

Other works to be played include "Cachita" by Rafael Hernandez, and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," where COC vocal instructor and owner of the Vibe Performing Arts Studio in Santa Clarita, Andrea Vibe, will join as the vocalist.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC student art show begins May 14

College of the Canyons' students will be displaying more than 100 pieces of art in the college's 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition from May 14 through 29th. Several departments ranging from art and photography to interior design and architecture will contribute to the exhibition.

"I'm always impressed with the level of creativity and skill that I see coming out of all our visual arts classes," said Larry Hurst, director of the COC art gallery. He always expects high community participation at student events.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


For Helmers, a short tenure, lasting legacy

Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals.

When James Foster retired in 1985, he handed over the helm of the Saugus Union School District to another superintendent who would leave his own legacy.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands come out for a 'Taste'

There was no harm in being indecisive about what to eat for lunch on Sunday afternoon at Valencia's Mann Biomedical Park, as more than 40 of the Santa Clarita Valley's most popular restaurants offered a sampling of their finest specialties under the mild sun and pleasant breeze.

For the 20th consecutive year, Santa Clarita's Child and Family Center Foundation hosted "Taste of the Town," presenting a smorgasbord of aromas and fare for the enjoyment of more than 5,000 visitors.

July 06, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Golfing for a good cause at Tournament Players Club

Hoping to raise money for its athletic department, Santa Clarita Christian School is holding its 10th Annual Golf Tournament on May 19 at The Tournament Players Club. The tournament starts at 8:45 a.m.

The school has raised between $3,000 to $12,000 from the tournament each year for the past ten years. That money helps purchase new uniforms and equipment, and allow for travel expenses. Usually, 70 to 80 golfers participate each year, according to the school's athletic secretary, Tracey Scott.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cinco de Mayo - Not exactly Fourth of July

On Monday, Mexicans and Americans alike will observe Cinco de Mayo.

While many pe-ople joyously celebrate this holiday with food, drink and dance, its origins are sometimes forgotten.

July 05, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another Cemex stall?

Two months after a congressional subcommittee determined it needs a cost estimate before considering a bill to block a mega-mine in Canyon Country, the request to conduct the estimate hasn't been made, The Signal has learned.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water retailer honored nationally

The Newhall County Water District has won its sixth consecutive award for fiscal responsibility.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City facilities closed Monday for MLK day

Santa Clarita city facilities, including City Hall and all branches of the city public library system, will be closed Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime rate increases in 2013

The number of reported Part 1 crimes handled by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in 2013 was higher than in 2012 but still significantly lower than five years ago, according to data released Friday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Democratic group holds health care forum

About 35 people turned out Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Valencia to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Covered California - the state's health insurance exchange.

January 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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